Music from the Wrong Coast

[rating: 8/10]

The RBCs (aka The Roast Beef Curtains) are from Long Island, New York, but if you put on the Pleasure EP, you’s swear that you were chillin’ in Long Beach with the Skunk Records crew. Five tracks of Sublime inspired reggae-punk-alternative-rock guaranteed to deliver on the promise of the title.

Track 1 – “You’re Great”

Song opens like a track off of a Halfway Between Here and There-era Rx Bandits album. There is an obvious Sublime influence, as with most of the album… nice rock chorus, vocals are solid, and there’s a killer lead guitar solo. From the door, here’s the proof that Andrew has his own voice, both lyrically and vocally.

Track 2 – “L.I.B”

I’m not sure what “L.I.B” stands for… Long Island Beach, perhaps? Any way you slice it, this track is white boy reggae at it’s finest.

Track 3 – “Rabbi David”

Here’s the obligatory punk rock track. Clever lyrics about a screwed up rabbi dude, for instance: “Rabbi David is eating bacon, I’m gonna tell his mom he’s fakin’.” Love it. It makes me laugh, all the while rocking my face off.

Track 4 – “5th Base Girl”

Musically, this song is what Fugazi would sound like as a reggae band. Lyrically, this song is dirty… like very dirty. The bass line is sick and the song is informative… I learned that 5th base is Diet Coke and gloryholes.

Track 5 – “Salty Vile Dub”

Final song of the EP is a solid dub track. The bass booms. And, it makes me wanna be sitting poolside with an ice cold beer. That, my friends, is a good song… taking me to a vacation in my mind.

So… the synopsis here… 5 good tracks of white boy reggae ala Long Beach Dub Allstars, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Si Senorita etc. There is killer tattoo flash art including a rad interpretation of the Unabomber. Great, great, great EP. Check it out!

~ by thepaintedman on June 29, 2010.

4 Responses to “Music from the Wrong Coast”

  1. L.I.B. Stands for the library. Its about a crappy job in a library

  2. Thanks, I couldn’t figure that out, but it makes sense now.

    Great great EP, lovin’ it more each day!

  3. This is a definitely great read for me, Should admit that you will be one of the ideal bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative article.

  4. Thanks for the kind words of spam, Marv.

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